The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey

Posted October 8, 2014 | 16 Comments

The Infinite Sea by Rick YanceyThe Infinite Sea
Author: Rick Yancey
Series: The 5th Wave #2
Published by: Putnam Juvenile
Publication Date: September 16, 2014
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased

How do you rid the Earth of seven billion humans? Rid the humans of their humanity.

Surviving the first four waves was nearly impossible. Now Cassie Sullivan finds herself in a new world, a world in which the fundamental trust that binds us together is gone. As the 5th Wave rolls across the landscape, Cassie, Ben, and Ringer are forced to confront the Others’ ultimate goal: the extermination of the human race.

Cassie and her friends haven’t seen the depths to which the Others will sink, nor have the Others seen the heights to which humanity will rise, in the ultimate battle between life and death, hope and despair, love and hate.

I only recently read The 5th Wave, so I had planned to read The Infinite Sea closer to when the final book would be released. Yeah, that didn’t exactly work out. I just couldn’t resist!

I really enjoyed The 5th Wave, some parts more than others, but I was very curious to see where this book was going to take us. I have to say, while I liked The Infinite Sea, it have some mixed feeling about it.

We continue to get multiple perspectives throughout this book, but I love that we get a lot more of Ringer. Honestly, Ringer was my favorite character from the first book, and her storyline is important to further understanding the aliens and their plans.

We do discover more about what’s going on, and it’s pretty messed up. There are twists and danger that kept me interested. I’m not sure how I feel about where it’s all going, though. I do have some doubts, but I’m definitely intrigued and look forward to seeing how the author pulls it all together.

This is not a romance, and I very much appreciate that the author doesn’t try to force one. Yes, we all love Cassie and Evan, but their relationship is not the focus of what is going on. They are in dire situations, fighting to survive, but their bond is important to the story. I think Yancey did a great job at balancing it out.

I would say that The Infinite Sea was a really good follow-up to the first book, and has me eager to read the final book in the trilogy.

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16 responses to “The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey

    • Christy

      Yes, this series should definitely be on that list. Besides, the movie is already in the works for the first book, so get on it!

  1. My copy finally arrived and now I’m dreading it. Getting to it as soon as I can, but from that I’m guessing Evan’s still alive? I’ve been hearing a lot of disappointment from it, but then again, sometimes the second in a series does dip a bit, so I’m not too worried about the series as a whole. 🙂

  2. Zoe

    I was a bit meh when it comes to The Fifth Wave but I still found it entertaining and well-written, so I am so excited to see what the sequel holds! It sounds like it is just as action-packed and well-written as the first book and that there are some more shocking developments and character growths. I’m glad we get more of Ringer too, because she was so awesome in the first book! Thanks for sharing and, as always, BRILLIANT review! <3

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